Wednesday, 5 June 2013

What I Wore Wednesday: First Day of New Job

I made it through my first day at my new job! I woke up about five times between 5am and before my alarm went off but I woke up on time and got ready and left the house at 8am to catch the bus. It was a beautiful morning and after the bus driver told me off for apparently waiting at the bus stop incorrectly (?) I had a pleasant enough bus ride especially as the bus now has free wifi--SCORE! It's a short 8 block walk (past 2 Starbucks--SCORE!) to my office from the bus stop and it's all down hill. If you've never been to Glasgow that down hill bit is important because the hills can be insanely steep in the city centre!

I wanted to wear something I'd be comfortable in but was also fairly nice because I really didn't know the dress code yet. I knew I had to wear flat shoes because I'd be walking from the bus and while I can attend events in heels I'm a long way from wearing heels all day yet! Add in the fact we had a high of 70 today (that's pretty here) and I came up with this:


Coral Skater Dress

Cropped Blazer, HM
Coral Cynthia Rowley Dress, TK Maxx
Studded Flats, Next
Studded Bag, New Look
Tie Dye iPhone Case, House of Holland

It's my first work bathroom selfie! What a milestone :) I went bare legged and even though my legs are so white they are translucent I'm glad I did since it was so hot today. I spent most of today just trying to get to grips with things and I think the rest of the week will be a mix of meetings and learning all the different services we offer and stake holders we have as well as reading through all of the strategy and policy--PHEW!

Blue Sunny Sky

After work I walked a mile (this time it was up some of the crazy hills and uphill in general) to my father-in-law's house to pick up Blondie Boy. It was such a gorgeous day we came straight home and played in the backyard until I realized it was almost 7pm and he hadn't eaten dinner yet! It's 10:30 now and the sun is just setting so even though I was in the office all day I think I've gotten to enjoy the sun, too!

Unfortunately not enough sun to bring my legs up a shade from translucent to cream cheese. We are off on vacation next week to Spain so I'll need to try and get a base tan soon or I will crisp up like a lobster over there! Do other people believe in getting a base tan before going on vacation or did I totally make that up? Has anyone been to Murcia? Do you have any suggestions?


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70 comments:

Melaina25 said...

That is a super cute look! Congrats on the new job!

Melaina25 said...

You look gorgeous for your first day! I love that coral dress - the color is sooo pretty! I'm glad you made it through (and that the bus driver picked you up - I've never known that there was a proper way to wait for the bus)!

Melaina25 said...

Congratulations on your new job. Good choice on the outfit.

Melaina25 said...

Good to hear that your first day went well! I think this was a perfect outfit choice - conservative enough to play it safe but still weather appropriate. Looking great!
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Melaina25 said...

Well done on such a successful (and upbeat) start. Good luck with the rest of the week xo

Melaina25 said...

Congrats on the new job! You looked gorgeous for your first day!


Lindsey
High Heels and Training Wheels

Melaina25 said...

Thanks for the link-ups! By the way, I've added your blog here on my page for the blog hops I join in: http://fashchronicles.blogspot.com/p/fash-favorites.html

Melaina25 said...

congrats on the new gig! nice look for the first day!


xoxo
Val
http://styletoenvy.com

Melaina25 said...

Congrats on new job and walking up and down hills! Cute blazer and love the red shades! I have some similar ones!
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Melaina25 said...

You look great! Good luck for the rest of your week, I always thought getting dressed was one of the best bits about going to work!

Melaina25 said...

Congrats for making it through your first day and here's to the first of many work bathroom selfies haha! I absolutely love that dress the colour is perfect on you. I think it was the perfect choice :-)

Melaina25 said...

ach...not brave enough to get my legs out just yet! but we go away at the end of the month soon so might have to get them out for that base tan...or maybe not!! cute outfit xx

Melaina25 said...

I really love your dress - perfect outfit for a first day at work, stylish but chic! Congrats on the new job :)
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Melaina25 said...

Fabulous dress.
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Melaina25 said...

Congrats on the new job!

Melaina25 said...

Congrats on the new job and cute dress!!!

-Priiincesss

Melaina25 said...

You look great! Congrats on the new job!

Melaina25 said...

cute dress - I love that colour, one of my faves for sure :)

Melaina25 said...

The bit about hills made me laugh! Fantastic outfit, loving the studded flats. We might be going very last minute to Spain next week and I am attempting to get a base tan...got lots of colour on my face, one shoulder and half of my arms but not legs! Enjoy your holiday.

Melaina25 said...

Congrats on your new job! Love your dress!


Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Melaina25 said...

Congrats! I prefer flats over heels and even wedges any day. :-) Cute dress!


Mo

Melaina25 said...

Love your first day outfit choice. I am sure you made an awesome impression! I will also be starting a new job in a few weeks!
Tara
Penniless Socialite

Melaina25 said...

Cute! And glad to hear your first day went well. :) Though I second your (?) on how to wait for a bus incorrectly - what?

Melaina25 said...

I think she was just super grumpy!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! Congrats on your new job!

Melaina25 said...

I love wedges and heels I just can't work in them all day!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Robin!

Melaina25 said...

I've not made it to the tanning bed so I suspect a lobster burn in my future!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! I had never really worn coral before this dress :)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks :)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you Sian!

Melaina25 said...

I'm happy to hear your first day went so well, except for waiting at the bus stop wrong (?!?!) lol. Your outfit looks totally approachable, happy, and professional - I love it! What does your new job entail? I can't wait to hear details!
xo
Kym
bitty.and.bunny

Melaina25 said...

I think I accidentally blinded a small child when sun bounced off my legs and into it's eyes.

Melaina25 said...

Thank you :) I wore a 2nd Cynthia Rowley dress today lol.

Melaina25 said...

Thank you!

Melaina25 said...

I go in really short bursts; like really only 5minutes

Melaina25 said...

They are freebie Aperol shades lol. I broke my other sunglasses!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Rachel!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you Val :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks for letting me know Bianca!

Melaina25 said...

I think gorgeous is a stretch but thank you :)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks--have to plan for all eventualities!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks!

Melaina25 said...

I honestly have the WORST luck with bus drivers....

Melaina25 said...

Thanks!

Melaina25 said...

I give you so much credit for braving the bus, I may be a spoiled suburbanite but I would find it so hard to give up my car (and my heels) to take public transport!

Melaina25 said...

Love your dress. Glad your first day went so well. Thanks for the link up.

Stop by and enter my sephora giveaway and link up tomorrow for my weekly Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up.

Agi:)

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Melaina25 said...

Good luck with the new job! That dress is really cute. And thanks for hosting the link up. :)

Lauren
Style of One's Own

Melaina25 said...

Thanks for the link up!

Melaina25 said...

Nothing to link up but wanted to say good luck in your new job and your outfit is lovely x

Melaina25 said...

Congrats on your first day! Love the dress :)

xo, tasha
twenty-something
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Melaina25 said...

Oh I can't wait for TK Maxx to open here. My nearest it Birmingham in the Bullring which is amazing but you can easily get lost in there!

Melaina25 said...

I LOOOOVE TK Maxx. It's SO fab!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you Becky :)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you so much! I've copy/pasted this and sent it in an email to NBH :)

Melaina25 said...

You're welcome! Thanks for joining in!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Lauren :)

Melaina25 said...

Oh how I LOVE Sephora :)

Melaina25 said...

It's the express bus so it is quick and actually probably quicker than trying to drive and park in the city centre. Definitely cheaper plus we only have one car and NBH uses it to take BB to school and go to work.

Melaina25 said...

Thank you! I'm a Social Media Manager for a public org which is part of Scottish goverment-- don't want to say much online because I'd like to keep this my space and not deal with "all opinions are mine and not those of my employer"

Melaina25 said...

Thanks for the help with the buttons. I tried it out and managed to get one of yours on an upcoming post, but now I have another question. You have 3 buttons from which to pick so which one do I use? Can you tell I'm a real beginner to this blogging thing?? And can I still say that I'm a beginner when I've been doing this since last November??
Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

Melaina25 said...

For WIWW just use the WIWW button :)

I'm always happy to help--I had to ask before I knew /)

Melaina25 said...

Hi!! Thanks so much for sharing your link at my blog earlier in the week. This looks great. I'll be back for this next week :)

Melaina25 said...

Adorable outfit! You're so cute!
~Callie
www.creationsbycallie.com

Melaina25 said...

Great outfit for work!

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